There comes the warning from the Australian side just before a day of the bilateral series going to happen between India, Australia and South Africa. The first match will be held in Mohali where the two all-time top team’s India and Australia will be clashing against each other.
Speaking of warning, it comes from the ICC’s test ranking number No. 1 Pat Cummins, who says,
‘Don’t take us lightly; we are here to win. We understand some of the players are missing, but no one can still afford us to take lightly’
Now it is a warning or intimidation against the two teams but we all know how Australians have used the tactic now and then just to create a sense of disturbance amongst the competing team. But this time the Australians don’t know that the Indian team they are going to face against are more powerful, tactical and most important of all, fearless in their cricketing style.
Speaking of himself, Pat proclaimed him to be feeling fresher and freer after a long break. Look at what he has to say,
“I’m pretty keen to play quite a lot so that come the World Cup I feel like my game is in really good order. That World Cup is the time we want to be peaking, so I think we’ll find that balance between making sure we’re ready but not overcooked going to the start of the World Cup”
He further added,
“I feel probably the best I’ve felt for a year or two. My body feels fresh, it feels like I’ve been able to have a mini pre-season. In terms of mindset, I feel really fresh and ready to get stuck in, so it was a great break. A couple of the niggles are fine,”
So, if we assume the unsaid words from the cricketer, he probably says, to not mess with him as he is going to be pounding on anyone who comes his way. But if that is what he really means, then we have to say that let the match and its results do the talking. As there is a saying in indian cinema, which says,
“Jo garajehn, wo barastenhn” which means the cloud that thunder a lot, don’t rain as much.
But we pray that this should not be the case with the Australian, because if it does, then they have to take the impounding pressure of the defeat in the world and indeed is not going to be a good one.